Shapers Of Urban Form: Explorations In Morphological Agency by Peter J. LarkhamShapers Of Urban Form: Explorations In Morphological Agency by Peter J. Larkham

Shapers Of Urban Form: Explorations In Morphological Agency

EditorPeter J. Larkham, Michael P. Conzen

Paperback | August 25, 2014

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People have designed cities long before there were urban designers. InShapers of Urban Form, Peter Larkham and Michael Conzen have commissioned new scholarship on the forces, people, and institutions that have shaped cities from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Larkham and Conzen collect new essays in "urban morphology," the people-centered predecessor to contemporary theories of top-down urban design.Shapers of Urban Formfocuses on the social processes that create patterns of urban forms in four discrete periods: Pre-modern, early modern, industrial-era and postmodern development. Featuring studies of English, American, Western and Eastern European, and New Zealand urban history and urban form, this collection is invaluable to scholars of urban design and town planning, as well as urban and economic historians.

Peter J. Larkhamhas authored more than sixty papers for refereed journals, edited three books for Routledge, and authoredConservation and the City(1996) and edited theme issues ofTown Planning ReviewandBuilt Environment.He is associate editor ofUrban Morphologyand has recently served as associate editor ofPlanning Perspectives.He is pr...
Title:Shapers Of Urban Form: Explorations In Morphological AgencyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 25, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415738903

ISBN - 13:9780415738903


Table of Contents

Table of Contents Foreword Ivor Samuels Contributors INTRODUCTION Agents, agency, and urban form: the ¿making¿ of urban landscapesPeter J. Larkham and Michael P. ConzenAGENCY IN PRE-MODERN SETTINGS Royal authority and urban formation: King Edward I and the making of his ¿new towns¿Keith D. LilleyEcclesiastical authorities and the forming of medieval townsTerry R. SlaterUrban corporate governance and the shaping of medieval townsAnngret SimmsAGENCY IN EARLY MODERN SETTINGS Absolute decisions: court towns fit for a kingKatharine Arntz ThomasImperial officials: reconsidering Haussmann¿s role in the transformation of ParisMicha¿DarinColonial regime change and urban transformation: how Russian Novo-Arkhangel¿sk became American SitkaMichael P. ConzenAGENCY IN INDUSTRIAL-ERA SETTINGS Squeezing railways into cities: creating variable solutions in Britain and the United States, 1820¿1900Arthur J. KrimShaping the housing of industrialists and workers: the textile settlements of Ksi¿¿y M¿yn (¿¿d¿) and Zyrard¿w in PolandMarek Koter and Mariusz KuleszaResidential differentiation in nineteenth-century Glasgow: a morphogenetic study of Pollokshields garden suburbMichael PacioneThe imprint of the owner-builder on American suburbsRichard S. HarrisAGENCY IN LATE MODERN AND POSTMODERN SETTINGS Modernism against history: understanding building typology and urban morphology among Italian architects in the twentieth centuryNicola MarzotA new vision: municipal authorities and planners in replanning Britain after the Second World WarPeter J. LarkhamIn search of new syntheses: urban form, late flowering modernism and the making of megastructural CumbernauldJohn R. GoldMorphological processes, planning and market realities: reshaping the urban waterfront in Auckland and WellingtonKai Gu¿Birmingham needs you. You need Birmingham¿: cities as actors, actors in citieTimothy Hall and Phil HubbardENVOI Agents and agency, learning and emergence in the built environment: a theoretical excursionKarl Kropf

Editorial Reviews

"The book¿s editors have assembled a balanced set of international and interdisciplinary authors, each with a morphological eye to how cities develop spatially. They present original research on agency in urban morphology across a millennium and from a number of unique settings, although the array is decidedly British, European, and US in emphasis. Chapters have a strong geographical and historical bias, understandable given that urban form is constantly evolving, even if it appears static for long periods. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most levels/libraries." ¿ J. S. Wood, CHOICE, University of Baltimore